The Court rejected the Handschu Proposed Guidelines to protect against the NYPD spying

On October 16, 2016, Judge Haigh, issued an Order rejecting the proposed settlement as “Not Fair and Reasonable” to protect the New York Muslim Community against the NYPD’s illegal surveillance. The Order was issued following a major opposition by the New York community against the weak provisions in the settlement proposal. In his decision, Judge Haigh referred to the brief OTMLAW submitted as well as the oral argument made requesting stronger provisions to protect the community, including its clients Iman Abdur-Rashid and Samir Hashmi. The two clients have related cases pending before the New York Court of Appeals. For more information, please links to the OTMLAW brief and the Judge’s Order.


OTMLAW letter to Judge:

Judge’s Order: